Guv race ad wars: Dems run two new ads blasting Scottby Dara Kam | September 29th, 2010
The Florida Democratic Party released two new TV ads today, one a hard-hitting attack piece bashing GOP gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott and the other a softer piece promoting opponent Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.
The first ad, titled “Trust,” features clips from television news reports of Scott evading reporters asking questions about the $1.7 billion in fines Scott’s former company Columbia/HCA was forced to pay the federal government for Medicare fraud.
It ends with a reporter asking Scott “The question is how could you have missed such an abuse by your own company?”
Sink contrasts her scandal-free tenure as head of Bank of America’s Florida operations in the second ad, entitled “Integrity,” with Scott’s record as head of the hospital chain he founded.
His company paid $1.7 billion in fines while her bank “made $1.7
billion in loans to small businesses,” she says in the ad.
Scott and the Republican Party of Florida are running a series of ads attacking Sink for her role in the state pension fund losses during the financial meltdown in 2008 and the award of a no-bid contract to a company later merged with her former bank.